funk // soul // rhythmandblues // jazz // bugalu
The Art of the 45 is to be found in the sound from the groove as the the needle is applied. Francis Murphy will exploring his record collection and playing a selection each week on The Funky Cuts. This with a look at the shelves rather than his club play out boxes. Funk, soul and sixties styled R&B will still feature with ska, Latin, disco and smooth grooves from the eighties with a sideways swing into electro and other dance beats. Francis Murphy DJs at Ad Lib, 111 Hope Street on the first Saturday of the month and Runs Mojo Workin' in the basemeent of The Rum Shack, Pollokshaws Road every third Saturday of the month. You can also catch him at Southside Soul on the last Saturday of every OTHER month at Pollok ES Social Club.
13:00 - 14:00
17/01/2017 // Unnamed Episode
My thesis on girl groups is that they started with big bands on stage when microphones and vocal PAs appeared with the onset of crooners fronting big bands and the introduction of radio as an entertainments medium. Their appearances in musical films and on 78s sparked an interest which is maintained till this day. They came to to the fore in the fifties and sixties when teenagers had the money to buy records.
I still play a lot of girl group records when I'm DJ'ing and playing on The Funky Cuts. Today I'm dedicating the show to Girl Groups and female singers accompanied by girl groups with a particular listen to covers rather than originals and female versions of hits by male singers and answer records to hit songs.